Crackle Acquires ‘Robotech’ Anime Series And Feature ‘The Shadow Chronicles’

Harmony Gold

Sony’s Crackle has acquired Harmony Gold’s popular ‘80s anime TV series Robotech, along with the feature film Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Beginning May 15, all 85 half-hour episodes of Robotech, along with the 88-minute animated feature, will anchor Crackle Anime, one of Crackle’s new genre channels. Both the series and feature are distributed by Content Media.

Crackle_logoOriginally released in 1985, Robotech is a sweeping science-fiction anime epic in which the human race finds itself on the brink of annihilation and under attack by a fleet of gigantic alien warships capable of destroying the Earth in a split second. Their only hope for survival lies within the secrets of Robotechnology, which allows humans to develop powerful transforming robotic systems and interstellar spacecraft. The critically-praised U.S. TV series follows three generations of heroic characters who adapt this robotic technology from a crashed alien starship to defend against numerous alien invasions.

2016 is also the 10th anniversary of the release of animated pic Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, which features the voices of Richard Epcar (Ghost in the Shell, Mortal Kombat X), Eddie Frierson (Frozen, Money Ball) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars: Episode VIII). The premise continues where the television series left off: In the year 2044 AD, the human race has reached out to the stars through the miracle of Robotechnology, but not without bringing intergalactic war upon the Earth itself.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2016/05/crackle-robotech-anime-series-feature-robotech-the-shadow-chronicles-1201753418/